Badges & Uniform

Badges & Uniform

While we are quite flexible with uniforms, we require our Scouts to wear their shirt and necker during the start and end of the night, while travelling as a group (e.g., travelling to camps), or where otherwise requested. Usually, during games and activities, they may take this off and choose to wear their purple FBS top.

While we will warn you in advance, suitable footwear is required for some sessions, such as long walks, campfires, and working with axes. Please consider the weather forecast to decide if waterproof clothing is required (or hopefully a sun hat!), and do not forget to bring a water bottle.

Online Scout Manager (OSM) shows you badges that your Scout has been working towards or has completed. You will be able to see any requirements left for the partially completed badges and where to place the awarded badges on their uniform. You can explore all badges and their requirements on the Scout UK website.

Badges are divided into three different categories.

  1. Challenge badges are worked on mainly at the hut and sometimes at our camps. These count towards your Chief Scout’s Gold Award, the highest you can achieve in the scout section. They are designed to push you out of your comfort zone and expand your limits.
  2. Staged badges are usually achieved in our camps; they are based on knowledge or experience with a specific skill. Examples of staged badges include, but are not limited to, emergency aid, time on the water, and nights away.
  3. Activity badges are sometimes completed during our meetings but can be done at home. We love hearing about Scout’s hobbies, and they often relate to a badge, so feel free to chat with a leader about them.

You may sometimes receive camp badges; these should be placed on a camp blanket. Occasional badges may also be given out; these are to signify special events (for example, the coronation). You will be told where to place them and for how long.

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